Overview

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a plant that grows in cold parts of Europe and Asia. The root has a long history of use in traditional medicine.

Rhodiola is considered an adaptogen. Adaptogens are a class of natural substances that are believed to stimulate the body's resistance to physical, environmental, and emotional stressors. Rhodiola extract might help protect cells from damage and regulate heartbeat.

People use rhodiola for fatigue, anxiety, depression, stress, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

How does it work ?

Uses & Effectiveness ?

We currently have no information for RHODIOLA Uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Rhodiola is possibly safe when taken for 6-12 weeks. Rhodiola might cause dizziness, dry mouth, or excessive saliva. There isn't enough reliable information to know if rhodiola is safe to use long-term.

Special Precautions and Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if rhodiola is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Autoimmune diseases: Rhodiola might stimulate the immune system. This might worsen autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and others.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for RHODIOLA Interactions.

Dosing

Rhodiola has most often been used by adults in doses of 100-600 mg by mouth daily for up to 12 weeks. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.

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